RT Pro Commander - HD Tie Rod Replacement Kit - 2011-2013 Models
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Ever break a tie rod in the middle of nowhere? If you don't have this kit you will eventually... If you have then you already know about the problem these machines have. When you break a tie rod the factory makes you buy a whole new steering rack too. What most people don't know is the steering rack is not the weak link. The inner tie rod joint itself is what breaks, this part can be removed from the rack and the rack will still be perfectly functional. All you need to fix the problem once and for all is this tie rod replacement kit from RT Pro. This kit replaces the weak inner pivot assembly with a custom Chromoly monoball and a custom made 300M heat treated stud held by a custom grade 12.9 cap screw in a high precision stainless steel cup. Unlike many conversions this kit will not affect the steering of your Commander at all. Using smart design, RT Pro guarantees minimal bump steer with this kit. The components of this kit can be used with any other arm kit you may have as well. If you need a custom length, RT Pro will custom build tie rod tubes for your application. Kits come powder coated with all necessary installation hardware and instructions.
The outer bolt which attaches to the knuckle is a 12mm bolt. Some models come with 10mm holes in the knuckle and those customers will need to drill out their holes. RT Pro considered offering adapters to make this a truly bolt-on kit for everyone but decided against it for the sake of maximum strength. The Commanders are known for tearing up suspension and steering parts so the maximum amount of strength here is required. This is why we also include extra long bolts and use double nyloc nuts to ensure maximum strength and resistance to loosening while on the trail or the track.
Standard color is black.
NOTE: This kit fits all models and years of the Can Am Commander from 2011+. You MUST select which year range your machine falls within when ordering. The only difference is the threads on the clevis that thread in to the steering rack. 2011-2013 are 14mm and 2014+ are 16mm. NOTE: If you are using an aftermarket rack you should check the size of the threads inside the rack that the inner pivot joint threads in to before ordering. Some aftermarket racks use a different size than what originally came on the year of your machine. Additionally, some Commanders build during the 13-14' model year changes may use opposite threads of what we provide in the kits per generation. If you have a model built in this date range range you should disassemble one inner tie rod end to check the thread diameter. The threads will either be 14MM or 16MM. We've confirmed larger, 14'+ sized threads as early as 4/2013 mfg date so far. If your rack uses a 14mm thread you will need our 2011-2013' kit. If your rack uses a 16mm thread you will need our 2014'+ kit.
NOTE: This kit WILL work with RT Pro's Commander Lift Kit but may not work with other lift kits on the market if they droop the front suspension too much lower than OEM geometry. (We have confirmed this kit will not work with the Super ATV 2.5" lift kit.) Additionally, we do not recommend using any lift kit with more droop than these tie rods allow. Serious damage to CV joints may occur.
RT Pro Commander - HD Tie Rod Replacement Kit - 2011-2013 Models fits the following vehicles:
- 2011 Can-Am Commander 1000
- 2011 Can-Am Commander 1000 X
- 2011 Can-Am Commander 1000 XT
- 2011 Can-Am Commander 800R
- 2011 Can-Am Commander 800R XT
- 2012 Can-Am Commander 1000
- 2012 Can-Am Commander 1000 LTD
- 2012 Can-Am Commander 1000 X
- 2012 Can-Am Commander 1000 XT
- 2012 Can-Am Commander 800R
- 2012 Can-Am Commander 800R XT